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Umlani Bushcamp

3.0 of 5 Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights at the camp with family. Great experience all round. Welcoming staff who were so Attentive throughout our visit. Very comfortable bush huts with outdoor showers. No electricity, TVS or Internet made the visit even more unique. The twice daily game drives were definitely the highlight - surreal experiences managed by an excellent ranger and tracker. Food was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umlani Bushcamp was one of the most amazing experiences. From the time we arrived to the time we left, the staff were so friendly, helpful and so extremely hard working. The meals were outstanding. The game drives were awesome (seeing leopard with 2 cubs was so exhilarating). All in all, a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved my stay at Umlani. Beautiful place, more than met my expectations. I only wished I could stay longer, 2 nights is not enough! Fantastic staff. Made me feel so well taken care of and at home. Special thanks to Nanette for treating us so well and to Luan and Ephraim for the unforgettable game drives. I would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a memorable safari experience at Umlani. The staff and the guides were fantastic. We saw all of the Big 5, several times over. We met some wonderful people from all over the world. Camp is basic, with no electricity, but the cabins were very comfortable and very clean. Excellent value for your money, I would recommend Umlani as... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous 5 star treatment in a place where you really are one with nature. Having no electricity was wonderful for the 2 nights I stayed there for my Brother in laws 50th Birthday Bash. A small camp so a max of 20 people are allowed at one time so no overcrowding and crazy game drives. We were 18 so just... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a weekend at Umlani celebrating my husband's 50th birthday with a few very close friends. All I can say is that it went beyond all our expectations and having staff there that went the extra mile in all departments - made our stay extra special. The sightings on the game drives were fantastic - the... More

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 3 nights at Umlani exceeded all expectations. The rooms were delightful, the food tasty, and the lantern-light magical. Getting close to the animals--leopards, lions, and elephants--was amazing. There is a nice "rule" in this area that restricts the number of vehicles at a sighting to one or sometimes two. The camp is very well run and being able to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights with my wife and 3 teenagers and the place was ideal for a family. Kids in one family hut and adults in a double. The lodge is an easy 45 minute transfer from Hoedsrpuit airport and with the bonus of spotting animals from the get go there was certainly no cries of "are we there... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Umlani for three nights at the beginning of our African adventure. Our first impressions were WOW! The staff were absolutely fantastic - so friendly and welcoming! The lodge has a complete 'back to nature' feel about it, it is so peaceful and relaxing. Having no electricity is a nice touch as you really feel... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

To the entire group at Umlani Bush Camp, thank you for an awesome time. From the arrival, game drives and accommodation and hostess, thank you for making our stay totally awesome. When I asked the students which part was the best part of the trip, there was a resounding answer - Umlani. They wanted to stay for a couple more... More

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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